One of the primary reasons for removing the engine was to clean the engine bay. It was filthy. The brake booster was leaking brake fluid and rusted that entire area. Everything was coated in oil residue. I plan on painting the engine bay the original Old English White and that requires removing everything.
All of the pieces, covers, housings, etc. will be cleaned and painted prior to installation. The heater housing will be disassembled, cleaned, and painted. The brake system housing and components will be cleaned, painted, and fixed. All brake lines will be evaluated and painted or replaced. Fuel lines will be replaced. Hoses will be replaced. Electrically, the new alternator eliminates the old Lucas system. All wiring will be replaced and routed to the interior. New ATO fuse blocks will be added under the dash for proper fusing of constant and switched ignition 12V sources. MG wire colors will be maintained, as needed.
I initially cleaned one fender and realized just how bad the engine bay was.
Leaking brake fluid ate paint inside and out and prompted interior removal.